I was so inspired to do a cool and awesome guy when I was listening to some heavy swedish melodic death metal. This is as far as I got today with it. I'm starting to like it so much I'm going to finish it.
He's going to be standing on a rock. in a big storm, maybe some burning buildings in the background.
Last edited by Emilmaxen; September 28th, 2010 at 06:03 AM.
nice! looks good! It might make him look a little more brutal if he has his head tilted down slightly, but his eyes still looking forward. Also, try making his arms raised a bit more in a V shape, but only slightly. I feel like it would be very uncomfortable to have your arms perfectly straight out like that while holding objects, specificly heacy ones like the battle axe. Good work so far.
I have done some death metal cover art before, check it out.
By the way, what band was it that inspired this? My guess: Decapitated
I just checked out you portfolio site, i really like your 3D work, good job m8!
Kenneth- Thanks man. I choose the arms like that because I like the cross shape. And the heavy halberds shaft is going to reach the ground, so he's not holding it up.
I'll condsider the open eyes, but I like his "calm in the storm" feeling.
This is what usually gets me going. Hope you like!
Dråpsnatt ("Murder night" swe): very atmospheric black metal.
Skogen ("The Forest" swe): Under Fullmånens Sken (Under the Fullmoons Shine)
Myrkgrav ("Myrk Grave" nor): Tjernet (The Lake)
Dark Tranquillity (swe): The Treason Wall
Amon Amarth (swe): Asator (Thor of the Aesir)
Vanaga- Thanks, though I think he would look too relaxed and in harmony. I'm more after a meditating/ focusing feel. Like he's collecting his "chi" kinda thing, for his next move.
Been bussy all day, this is what I managed to squeeze out.
Last edited by Emilmaxen; September 20th, 2010 at 05:03 PM.
thats awesome man... also I love your avatar!
I love this image - musically inspired creations are so often superior to our usual conscious work. I especially love the rendering on his face. In the interest of maintaining this superiority and in seeing this picture done perfectly I would like to suggest the shortening of his arms, which, while okay in the sketch, seem to have grown via rendering.
CRITIQUE AS YOU WOULD BE CRITIQUED
THE ABOVE LINK IS ALL YOU NEED
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=200044 <- Sketchbook - filled with unhappy things.